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Activists protest outside the Supreme Court before arguments in Grants Pass v. Johnson on April 22, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

How camping bans − like the one the Supreme Court just upheld − can fit into ‘hostile design’: Strategies to push out homeless people

Anti-camping laws are the centerpiece of the ‘hostile design’ strategies cities use to push the unhoused out of public spaces.
Staghorn coral spawns near North Key Largo, Fla. Liv Williamson/University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science via AP

The world’s fourth mass coral bleaching is underway, but well-connected reefs may have a better chance to recover

Coral reefs share genetic material across wide areas, with help from ocean currents. This ability is especially important during episodes like the mass bleaching currently occurring.
Individual rules against activities such as camping or just resting on a ledge may not seem like a big deal. But taken together, they make life more difficult for people without shelter. Robert Rosenberger

Spikes, seat dividers, even ‘Baby Shark’ − camping bans like the one under review at SCOTUS are part of broader strategies that push out homeless people

Anti-camping laws are the centerpiece of the ‘hostile design’ strategies cities use to push the unhoused out of public spaces.
O furacão Idalia se aproximou da costa da Flórida ao mesmo tempo em que o furacão Franklin, com uma parede mais clara, agitou o Atlântico em 29 de agosto de 2023: cisalhamento vertical do vento podem desfazer tempestades como estas. NASA via Wikimedia

Cisalhamento do vento pode provocar turbulência em aviões e desfazer furacões

O cisalhamento vertical do vento pode manter as tempestades tropicais sob controle, principalmente durante os anos de El Niño
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C., houses the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

Section 702 foreign surveillance law lives on, but privacy fight continues

Privacy advocates lost out when Congress reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act without major reforms. But the renewal fight returns in 2 years.
Limbless robots may not need lots of complex algorithms when they have mechanical intelligence. Tianyu Wang

We designed wormlike, limbless robots that navigate obstacle courses − they could be used for search and rescue one day

Robots often have a hard time navigating through debris, but robots designed based on worms and snakes could move around obstacles faster, thanks to an idea called mechanical intelligence.


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